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Abe faces 3 big questions over vet school scandal

Japanese leader girds for grilling by opposition during Diet's summer recess

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval ratings have tanked amid a school-related scandal.

TOKYO -- The veterinary school scandal continues to haunt Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even during a parliamentary recess, as he is set to face questioning from lawmakers as early as next Monday.

In a recess meeting of the lower house Budget Committee, lawmakers are expected to home in on Abe's role in granting approval, his long friendship with the chief of the school operator, and his plans for new veterinary schools nationwide.

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